Toyota Yaris Problems And Common Complaints

As one of the highest-ranked subcompact cars in the US, the Toyota Yaris exceeds many expectations with its quality interior, affordable MSRP, and long-term reliability. It does come with a few common issues, though, and they’re listed below. But if you're trying to decide if the Yaris is right for you, don't be discouraged. Once you're done here, check out this article for more info on the Yaris.

Note: The list of problems below is organized by vehicle generation. Scroll down to find your model range.

2020+ Toyota Yaris - Common Problems

2020 Yaris

The 2020 Toyota Yaris

The fifth-generation Yaris just went on sale a few months ago as a 2020 model. There have been very few problems reported, and no common problems to note. Be sure to check back once in a while because we update the information on this page regularly.

2017-2019 Toyota Yaris - Common Problems

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A 2017 Toyota Yaris

Good news: there's nothing to report so far for this generation either! Again, check back with us - we update the information on this page regularly.

2011-2016 Toyota Yaris - Common Problems

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A 2012 Toyota Yaris

Passenger Airbag Propellant Degradation (2011 & 2012 models): Because the airbag propellant in the passenger frontal airbag is prone to premature degradation from unstable temperatures and excessive humidity, the airbag may deploy improperly in a crash. Toyota issued a voluntary recall and replaced the airbag inflator or the entire assembly in affected Yaris vehicles for free.

2006-2010 Toyota Yaris - Common Problems

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A 2007 Toyota Yaris

Passenger Airbag Propellant Degradation: See 2011-2016 Yaris – Common Problems

Rear Speed Sensor Corrosion: The speed sensors in the rear wheel bearings in second-generation Yaris vehicles are prone to early corrosion. Symptoms include ABS and/or brake failure. Replacing the sensors (Part No. 83181-12020) will solve this problem.

Driver’s Side Power Window Master Switch Failure: Many second-generation Yaris owners reported having seen their driver’s side power window master switch melt. This is a result of the electric components inside the switch not being lubricated properly, exposing them to debris and moisture. Sometimes the switch will short circuit and melt as a result. To address this issue, Toyota issued a recall in late 2015 and either applied more lubricant to the switch or replaced the switch circuit board free of charge.

2006-2017 Toyota Yaris TSBs

To find these TSBs, you can try Googling the TSB ID #, the name of the TSB, or some combination. You can also go to NHTSA.gov and search for the TSB by entering your VIN.

YEAR MAKE MODEL TSB Name TSB ID ISSUE DATE
2006-2017 Toyota Yaris Alarm Triggering While Driving 199326 2017-03-23
2007-2017 Toyota Yaris HVAC Evaporator Drain Hose Clogged Due To Insect Intrusion 198794 2017-03-08
2007-2012 Toyota Yaris Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture 197758 2017-01-10
2016-2017 Toyota Yaris Load Configuration Data 196180 2016-09-07
2006-2016 Toyota Yaris Drive Belt Squeal Noise On Cold Start 196178 2016-09-08
2006-2011 Toyota Yaris Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture 194460 2016-05-23
2009-2013 Toyota Yaris Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter Inoperative 192690 2016-01-15
2006-2010 Toyota Yaris Power Window Master Switch May Melt 191636 2015-10-22
2006-2015 Toyota Yaris A/C System Diagnosis After Component Failure 189798 2015-05-13
2006-2015 Toyota Yaris Interior Electrical Component Precautions 189514 2015-04-10
2007-2008 Toyota Yaris SRS Precautions 185872 2007-12-01
2006-2010 Toyota Yaris Seat Rail Spring Failure 184331 2014-04-09
2006-2010 Toyota Yaris Driver's Air Bag May Not Deploy 184330 2014-04-09
2006-2014 Toyota Yaris Brake Pedal Force Gauge Sst For Parking Brake 181285 2013-09-09
2012 Toyota Yaris A Relay In The Power Steering Control Module Could Experience A Short Circuit Due To Insufficient Distance Between Terminals In The Relay And Moisture Contamination Of Relay Coil Windings. 180450 2013-07-03
2012-2013 Toyota Yaris Loose Windshield Dam At Lower Right Corner Of Windshield 180097 2013-06-05
2012 Toyota Yaris Passenger "Airbag Off" Light Illuminates Intermittently 175162 2012-06-27
2007-2012 Toyota Yaris Clunk Noise From Front Suspension 174878 2012-05-24
2007-2011 Toyota Yaris MIL "On" P043e, P043f, P2401, P2402, & P2419 Due To Water Intrusion Into Charcoal Canister 172930 2012-01-20
2007-2011 Toyota Yaris Clunk Noise From Front Suspension 169896 2011-06-17
2010 Toyota Yaris MIL "On" DTC P2420 168842 2011-04-07
2006-2010 Toyota Yaris Steering Intermediate Shaft Rattle Noise 161959 2010-05-03
2010 Toyota Yaris MIL "On" DTC P0713 (U34#E) 159487 2010-04-09
2009 Toyota Yaris Xm Satellite Radio Inoperative Until Ignition Key Is Cycled 151211 2009-08-11
2007-2008 Toyota Yaris HVAC Odor 149037 2009-04-07
2008-2009 Toyota Yaris Tire Pressure Monitoring System (Tpms) Tire Registration "Lost Communication With Ecu" 149034 2009-03-12
2007-2009 Toyota Yaris Transverse Engine Mount - Abnormal Noise And Vibration On Acceleration 147802 2009-02-19
2009 Toyota Yaris Tire Pressure Warning System Activation 147581 2008-08-07
2008-2009 Toyota Yaris Tire Inflation Pressure Compensation And Adjustment 146132 2008-11-06
2007-2008 Toyota Yaris MIL "On" DTC P010#, P0121, P0125, P0172, P035#, P2237, Or P2238 146131 2008-11-05
2007-2008 Toyota Yaris Upper Instrument Panel Rattle 145510 2008-09-30
2007-2009 Toyota Yaris Engine Serial Number Location 145116 2008-09-19
2006-2009 Toyota Yaris Permanent-Type Protective Wax Coatings 143857 2008-07-21
2007-2008 Toyota Yaris ABS MIL On DTC C0210 Or C0215 143352 2008-06-27
2006-2009 Toyota Yaris Cylinder Head Cover Baffle Precautions 142144 2008-04-16
2007-2008 Toyota Yaris HVAC Evaporator Drain Blockage 142135 2008-03-28
2008 Toyota Yaris Tire Pressure Warning Valve/Sensor Activation 140547 2007-08-14
2007 Toyota Yaris MIL On DTC P043e, P043f, P2401, P2402, & P2419 140076 2007-11-27
2007 Toyota Yaris MIL On DTC P0335 Only 139052 2007-08-30
2007 Toyota Yaris Noise From Auxiliary Port With External Device 139033 2007-08-10
2007 Toyota Yaris Accessory Drive Belt Noise 138237 2007-06-20
2007 Toyota Yaris Blower Motor Noise And Vibration 138226 2007-06-04
2007 Toyota Yaris HVAC Odor 137179 2007-03-06
2007 Toyota Yaris MIL On, DTC P0011, P0012, Or P0016 136794 2007-02-09
2007 Toyota Yaris Charging System Warning Light On 136358 2007-01-26
2007 Toyota Yaris Ig1 Relay Freezing 136357 2007-01-12
2007 Toyota Yaris Remanufactured Automatic Transmission Serial Number Location 134948 2006-09-01
2007 Toyota Yaris Automatic Transmission Serial Number Location 134947 2006-09-01
2007 Toyota Yaris Upper / Lower Windshield Tick Noise 134944 2006-09-18
2007 Toyota Yaris Parking Brake Lever Dust Boot 134075 2006-07-06
2007 Toyota Yaris Excessive Sulfur Odor 133811 2006-06-05
2007 Toyota Yaris Front Seat Squeak Noise 133391 2006-05-23
2007 Toyota Yaris Ilsac Gf-4 Engine Oil Recommendation 132803 2006-03-29
2007 Toyota Yaris Front Emergency Towing Eyelet & Eyelet Hole Cover 132372 2005-12-22